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OLD FORCELAW KILLED
NEW PENAL CODE ENACTED BY
Race and Color na'to Jurora Not
Mentioned C. 0. D. Shipment
to Dry Territory Prohibited.
Washington A new penal code wni
enacted into law Wednesday through the
adoption in both houses of Congress of
the conference report on the bill drafted
IV a joint commission originally ap-
Minti-d In 1807 nnd reappointed at the
dose of the Fifty-ninth Congress.
For several day there ha been a fill
buster in the Senate, led by Clarke of
Arkansas against the sections relating
tu the use of troop nt placet where gen
tral or special election are held. Final
ly the conferees struck out of the sec
tion the provision relating to the keep
ing of peace at the polls, because, it was
recognized that Federal troops are not
now used for that purpose.
The commission also dropped all ref
erence to the statute of 1875, whlchfor-
bids discrimination on account of race
or color in the selection of grand or
petit jurors, but left the law as it was
' Hit Efforts Successful in Amending the
The final adoption of the penal code
by the Houo was attended by nn un
usual demonstration. It will be rcmem
bered that this bill carries the amend
ment forbidding the C. O. I), shipment
and the regulation otherwise of Inter
state transportation of intoxicating 11
ijuors, nnd when the final conference re
port had been adopted it' wan greeted
with much applause.
Mr. Mann f Illinois, who U one of
the most industrious and influential
members of the House, asked permission
to speak for five minutes, and took oc
casion to compliment Mr. Humphreys of
Mississippi for the manner In which he
had managed his tight for the regulation
of the liquor traffic and congratulated
the country upon the success which he
had achieved. This statement was
greeted with applause.
COST OF OUR GOVERNMENT
Appropriationa for Eight Yeara Have
Washington. The sixtieth Congress
caine to an end at noon today nnd It'
glided into the sixty-first so impercep
tibly that the change was scarcely no
During the sessions Chairman Taw-
ney of the appropriations cominitteo in
the House, declared that tho expvndi
tures of the government Imvo at jui time
except in war, increased as rapidly as
during the past eight jrars.
Appropriations during the past eight
years, including the fiscal yean 1910, ha
hatd, were equal to $7jO07,B39,lK3, and
be declared that at the end of the pre
ent fiscal year there will bo a deficit of
$150,000,000. He severely criticised the
executive branch for submitting esti
mates of expenditures fur in excess of
estimates of receipts, lie placed the
appropriations for the expiring session
YOUNG SIVLEY'S ELOPE AGAIN
Wife Recently Secured $30,000 Dam
age From Mother-ln-Law.
Jackson, Miss. Quite a considerable
herniation has been caused by the very
latest development in the noted Sivley
cuse, wherein Mrs. W. 11. Sivley, Jr.,
iu the Circuit Court of Newton county,
only a few weeks ago, was given a judg-
ment and verdict of $30,000 against her
mother-in-law, ilrs. Sitlvy, Sr., mi the
ground of having alienated tlio afreet Ions
mid causing the estrangement und deser
tion on tho part of her youthful litis
land. There are, of course, all sorts of the
ories to account for this rutther unex
pected sequel to the Sivley-Slvley ro
mance und litigation, und speculation us
tu thu elfcct on the case us It stands.
There was notice of uppa to the Su
picmu Court, and this will no doubt
come up on the record made ut the trial,
if it is prosecuted, as the subsequent
developments could not ailed the cast! us
it I left the lower court. In the eicnt
of a reversal und remand, it is figured
that no jury would render anything
but a verdict favorable to the defend
ants below, iu the light of the episode
of last night. The wise ones profess to
we method In it all, und urn now en
piged iu looking forward to such fur
ther sequel as may transpire.
Quite a new feature uus injected Into
the case Thursday by the filing of a
bill in chancery here bj the firm of May,
Flower fc Whitfield, uttorneys, repri
enting Mr. Jluinlu Dupriest Nivioy, (11
Jug tho suit and recovering judgment, a
befoio stated, of $30,000, the eliect of
which was to secure them against any
loss on their coutruct uiudo uith th
pluiutltr iu undertaking- the tuy
MEN WHO FORM PRESIDENT TAFT'S CABINET
I if. t c. 'i.
President Toft's cabinet of nlno men
is headed by Philander Chaso Knox,
secretary of state, who was born
In 1853 at Ilrownsvllio, Pa. Ho
graduated from Mount Union college.
Ohio, In 1872, and threo years later
was admitted to the bar. During the
years 187C and 1877 he served as as
sistant United States district attorney
for the western district of Pennsyl
vania, In too latter year ho formed
a law partnership with James II. Iteed
which still exists and which has rep
resented many largo corporations. In
cluding the Carneglo Company. Mr.
Knox, entered President McKlnloy's
cabinet as attorney general In 'April,
1901, serving until 1901, when he was
elected United States senator from
Pensylvanla. Tho latter position he
resigned to bcromo the head of Presi
dent Taft'8 cabinet. He was a candi
date for the presidential nomination in
the Hepubllcan national convention of
1908. Mr. Knox is recognized as ona
of tho foremost constitutional lawyers
In the country.
MacVeagh for the Treasury.
Franklin MacVeagh, secretary of tho
treasury, was born on a farm In
Chester county, Pennsylvania, gradu
ated from Yale In 1SC2 and from
Columbia Law school tu 18C4. He be
gan the prnctlco of law In Now York
city but Ill-health forced him to aban
don It and In 18C5 he went to Chicago
and engaged In the wholesale grocery
business. In this and other commer
cial pursuits he has amassed a largo
fortune, lieforo cnterltig tho cabinet
ho disposed of his holdings In tho big
grocery firm and resigned as director
of tho Commercial National bank of
Chicago. Mr. MacVeagh has always
been interested In movements for tho
public welfaro, locally and nationally.
Ho has been president of the Chicago
Citizens' association, tho Chicago
llurcau of Charities and the Municipal
Art leaguo, vice-president of tho
American Clvlo association, and chair
man of tho Immigration department of
the .National Civic Federation. Mr.
MacVeagh formerly was a Democrat
and In 1894 he was nominated for
United States senator by tho Demo
crats of Illinois, but was defeated in
the legislature. He supported Drover
Cleveland, but afterward changed his
party ulleglanco becauso of the atti
tude of the Democratic party on tho
Dickinson Is War Secretary.
Jacob M. Dickinson of Tennessee
and Chicago, tho now secretary of
war, was born in 1851 at Columbus,
Miss, lie graduated from tho Unl-
orslty of Nathvlllo In 1872 aud after
ward studied law at Columbia college,
at tho University of Lelpslz und In
Paris. Ho served several times by
special commission ou the supremo
bench of Tennessee and was arslst
unt attorney general of the United
States in HSC 37. For ten yearn pre
vious to ncceptlng the place In Mr.
Taft'a cabinet he wo general counsel
for the Illinois Central Hallroad Com
pany. When not living In Chicago,
Mr. Dickinson makes his homo at tho
Hermitage, tho estate upon tho out
skirts of Nsishvllle, Tenn , once tho
property of Andrew Jackson. Llko
Mr. Itoosevelt. ho Is very fond of
hunting and fishing. Though a Demo
crat, Mr. Dickinson has always been
an opponent of llrynn.
Wilton Retains His Place.
Only ono member of tho Itoosovolt
cabinet retains his portfolio undor
Mr. Taft. That Is James Wilson of
Iowa, secretary of agriculture. So ex
cellent had been tils work In that posi
tion that there was no serious talk of
making a change. Horn In Scotland In
183S, Mr. Wilson came to the United
States In 18S2 and threo years later
sottled In Iowa, In 1SC1 he engaged In
farming In Tama county. Ho was a
member of the Iowa ussembly for
threo sessions and speaker of tho
houso for one session, and also was a
member of tho Iowa state railway
commission. In 1873 ho was elected
to congress, serving two terms, and
was sent to tho national legislature
again for ono term In 1883. He was
regent of the State university of
Iowa In 187071, and In if 90 was
made director of the agricultural ex
periment station and professor of agri
culture at the Iowa Agricultural col
lego, Ames, la. In 1897 ho became
secrotnry of agriculture.
Postmaster General Hitchcock.
The first cabinet officer selected by
Mr. Taft after his election was Frank
II. Hitchcock of Massachusetts, who
guvo up his place ns first assistant
postmaster general to manage success
fully the Taft presidential campaign.
Ho has been given tho office of post
master general In the new cabinet.
Mr. Hitchcock was born at Amherst,
O., In 18C7. nnd graduated from Har
vard In 1891 and from Columbia Law
school In 189 1. Since 1891 ho has
been a government olllclal, having
served at different times as chief or
the division of foreign markets of tho
department or agriculture; chief clerk
of the department of commerce and
lnbor, momber of tho government ex
position board and first assistant post
master general. Ho Is a member of
many scientific and social orgunlzn
tlona and Is the author of numerous
bulletins, reports and clrculurs on for
eign trade and customs tariffs. Wo
work In the post olllce department un
der President Itoosevelt was estclul
Nagel Has Commerce Portfolio,
Missouri has been rewarded for Its
switch to tho Hepubllcan column Ijv
the aproln truant of Charles NuroI as
secretary or commerce and lnbor. Mr.
Nagel Is a loading lawyer of St.
Louis and the west. He wuu born In
Toxas Iu 1849. moved to St. Louis
when a child and graduated from the
St. I-oula Ijiw school In 1873. He has
been senior member of the law firm
of Nagel & Klrby, profesior In tho
St. Louis Law school and a trusteo
of Washington university. In 1881-83
he was n member of the Missouri houso
of representatives, and in 1893-97 was
president of tho St. Louis city coun
cil. He Is a member ol tho Hepub
llcan national committee nnd for years
has been an intlmato friend of Mr.
Taft. He was ono of Mr. Hoosevclt's
most enthusiastic supporters. As an
attorney Mr. Nagel was Identified with
several Important enses dealing with
tho numerous complications In tho
affairs of tho Five Civilized Trlbos In
tho then Indian territory. ,
Navy Under Meyer's Charge.
President Taft'a secretary or tho
navy, George Von L. Meyer or Mass'
chuietts, has had wido experience as
a business man, legislator, diplomat
and cabinet officer. Ho was born In
Iloston In 1SS8 nnd graduated from
Harvard In 1879. Ho then entered
business and has been prominently
conectcd with a number of financial
and mercantile concerns. His career
as n public official began In 1889, when
ho was elected to the Iloston common
council. Ho Hi en served on tho board
of aldermen, and in 1S92-9C ho was a
member of tho Massachusetts lsglsla-
ture, tho last two years being speaker
of tho. houso. Iu 1900 Mr. Meyer was
sent to Italy as American ambassador.
and In 1905 was transferred to Hus
sla. In January. 1907, President
Itoosevelt called him homo to enter
his cabinet as postmaster general.
Dalllnger Secretary of Interior.
After about ono year's service as
commissioner of tho general land of
fice, Hlchard A. Dalllnger of Seattle,
Wutb., has entered tho cabinet as
secretary or tho Interior. Ho Is a
natlvo ol Iowa, having been born In
Uoonesboro In 1858. After unending
tho University of Kansas and Wash
burn collego at Topeka. ho went to
Williams college, graduating In 1884
and ufterward studying law nnd ro
movlpg tu Washington. Ho was
United States court commissioner In
1890 92 and later was Judge of the
supremo court In Jefferson county.
Attorney Qeneral Wlckersham.
Ueoige W. Wlckersham, who be
comes President Taft'a attorney gen
oral, has had tho reputation of helms
one of tho ablest lawyers In New
York city. Horn In Pittsburg In 1858,
bo studied civil engineering In Lehigh
uiiivorslty and in 1880 grndualcd from
tho law school of tho University of
Pennsylvania For two yours be prnc
tlccd Inw In Philadelphia. In 1884 ho
became assooloted with the law firm
of Strong & Cudwalladaro, to which
Henry W. Taft, brother of tho presl
SNOW STORM MARSInauqS
Great Crowds Which Unci Gone (o WW
Witness Ceremonies Were DisappSf
One ol Conilnnotis Ovation lo the scw f..
,'c-I:x.PrcsIdcnt Roosevelt Leaves Canim J?
mmcd a elv Af cr Taft'a lim,,n , ' ' v"!
Washington William 11. Taft, of
Ohio, and .mines 8. .Sherman, of New
York, were Inaugurated t noon Thurs
day as president ami vice-president of
the United States. The ceremony of the
inauguration was nTiunplishrd with si!
due formality and flhulity, but under
most unusual rendition, owing to a ttr
title blllaird whlrh swept oter the na
tions! rspltsl, paralysing strrrt traffic,
destroying eoimmitileatlon with the out
side world and bringing dismay to ths
thousand of assembled visitors who
lud gathered In expectation of the usiul
The main ehange In the program was
In the Inaugural address, usually drllv
tied from the est portico nt the espltel,
but prommnetxl by Taft In ths senat
Same Simple Ceiemony.
Mr. Tuft's Industivn Into effke wss
tho same slmpls ceremony devised in tie
early days of the republic. He sfure
to upheld ami defend the eonslitutfon, to
enforre all ! and to prelect th re
public aglnt all enoiul, bulb foreign
The oath was administered by Chief
Justlr Pullor, who was offltiitlnf; St
siish a reirmony for the last time Iu his
notable career as the elikf presiding offi
cer of the cwuntry's highest fwmt.
President Heoseveit, who hail hfm
again a prltate est lien of the United
States when President Taft lud klssrd
the IMWo In eoumHimatlon of his th,
was qiiUk. to eongtatulste Ids Mieeessur
in office, bring mmd Is the ehlef Jus
tire In nxrrslsiftg that privilege.
Mr. Taft delivered Ids Inaugswal ad
dress Iu abbreviated farm in the senate
Escorted to CanUee.
When Taft hd ronelwlssl l sai es
corted to the. watting fsrrUgc HtlM
the senate wing, and there was joined by
Mrs. Taft and V1Pridnt i4trmn
and Mr. Sherman for the return rkle to
the White Hmiso.
I 'res Went Itoosersll walked ut of the
capital amid a cheering t lining, and, es
corted by nearly 1,000 member af the
New York emiuty rrpuUkan Kstmlttee,
was driten to the Union Station, smreral
blocks a ay, ami boarded a train fur
New Hk ami Oyster Hay.
Sherman Takes Oath.
Taft Inaugurutlen Immediately fol
lowed tlut of VIrc-l'reitlcnl James S.
SliMWsn, which waa earried out in ac
cordance with the original program. Tho
distinguished company whleh gathered In
the senate to witness the Inauguration
of the vlre-prrsldent, and whleh after
ward was to have N-en escorted to the
immense Inaugural stand on the east
front of the eapltol. simply remained in
their places in the chamber to view the
more Impressive . riui !UvdJng
the liidmtton into wfHcc of the new tlrf
executive of the nation.
President ItonleVrlt', arm'iti arm'wHh'
President-eleat Taft, entered tho truwdrd
Semite chamber shortly after IS o'clock.
Outburst of Applause.
The appmraiire of tke two thief (iff
lire in the day's event was a signal
fur a spontaneous outbreak f applause
on the lloor aud of cheer In the galleries.
Speaker Cannon entered the senate
chamber at the head of the house of rep
resentatives and teek a daee on the pre
siding officer's bench by the side of Vice
l'rior to the entry of the members of
the house and the distinguished Invited
guests, the senate had adepted a resolu
tion of thanks to Mr. Fairbanks, who re
plied with a farewell address. Ho then
administered to Mr. Sherman the brief
oath of office prescribed by the constitu
tion and turned uver to him the presid
ing officer's garol..
Swtpt by Milliard.
Washington was swept by a blitrard
early in the day, and although Taft In
sisted up to almost the Utst moment that
his Inauguration should Imi held In front
of the eapltol building, as planned, the
committee on arrangements Anally de
cided that the veremonio should be held
in tho senate chamber.
Taft said he did not mind the show
and tho Hind iu the least, but Senator
Knox, In charge of the program, declared
it would be unwise to subject the aged
chief justice and tho oldest member of
the senate to the adverse weather conditions.
President Itoosevelt and Taft were es
corted to tho eapltol promptly at the
hour set, their progress through the
blinding snow being met with cheer
from a thin fringe of hard sjiectutora
who braved the clement and stood ankle
deep In snow aud slush along the dis
tances of Pcnnsyhanhi avenue.
The presidential purty entered tho eap
ltol building at 11 o'clock and were es
corted to the president's room In the
senate wing. Up to thu time of leaving
(he White House, Taft had hi heart set
upon taking tho oath of office in front
of the multitude gathered on the eapltol
After rmahlng the senate, turnover,
tho counsels of the oldi r members of the
senate prevailed and it us decided that
the ceremonies, for the llrst time In a
score or mora of years, should bo held
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Thursday a , t
to atatle ' t c - -.
lead eold -l. . t 4i
When la" ar
met in th hi- ut.
House, Tad ,.
wa soon si
-Mr. Pr r- '
out Of oftli '
outsliie. thirc a3
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ment that Ta'
slatted fr t ;
tire Mjemlri' t
cabinet hs 1 a i .
Hooievilt Sjti C:;!Bri
the Whits II
liey to the i.ij.
the front dot.r I
to tlm vari-ms -who
were ga 1 J
feltOMed H " I
ter the cari i,,
Taft 1". II t
Senator Kn- x a . '
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the earriag'- u
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presklent-el -1 c
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net also t" . i
House to tl
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number of p'i
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to the ii'
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famllv to leal : tv
Uses Tilt At!
In the Inn ''- ; r
for the Taft lr
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Itoosevelt sum' '
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aud party left nr
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